Racism Is Not A New Issue Essay

819 Words Nov 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Racism in sports, as in life, is not a new issue. Domestic and international sporting events have been plagued by major racism related controversies and allegations. Sport is all about having a great time, battling safely,and getting a equal chance, disregarding of your tradition and skin color. Whether you are a player, sport fan, coach or referee, there is simply no place for discrimination or racism in sport. Sports become an indispensable part in our lives. We can watch different types of games almost every day. In our society, there are hundreds of thousands of people watching these games. When there are events of treating people badly or unfairly because of their race or unfair treatment based on skin color, age, etc against players, it becomes a huge issue, and all the people can see it. Anishaa Kumar, a social media intern at CCTV America, reported that recently in the National Basketball Association, the most widely discussed case was about the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling. He was recorded on tape making racist comments against African Americans to his mistress, V. Stiviano. According to the tape, he scolded Stiviano for bringing an African American to the game and posting photographs of her posing with them. By hearing the racist remarks on the audio recording was enough to have him banned for life as owner of the team from the commissioner of the National Basketball Association(NBA), Adam Silver. By banning Donald Sterling from…

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